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16th Judicial Circuit Court
40 N Main, Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 469-7171

Departments of the Court

Case Management Division 

40 North Main Street, 6th Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5150

The Case Management Division manages and tracks the progress of a case from case initiation through disposition. The Division is responsible for event scheduling, docket management, notice generation, dismissals for lack of progress, adjournment processing, tracking actions taken by each judge, disposal of cases pursuant to the State Court Administrative Office (SCAO) caseload reporting requirements, and answering questions from the public. The Case Management Division is responsible for reporting statistical information to SCAO. Additionally, the Case Management Division is responsible for appointing counsel for indigent defendants and appointing foreign language and American Sign Language interpreters.

Case Management is responsible to appoint: 

  • Counsel to indigent parties for felony cases; 
  • Counsel to indigent parties for felony appellate and juvenile appellate cases; 
  • Counsel to parents and children for neglect/abuse cases; 
  • Counsel to juveniles for delinquency cases; 
  • Foreign language interpreters; and, 
  • American Sign Language (ASL) interpreters. 

Motions (Clerks Office): (586) 469-5351

Click here to visit the Circuit Court Forms page where you can find all court forms, applications, and fee schedules. 

Court Services 

40 North Main Street, 6th Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5016

Court Services includes the Adult Drug Court, the Veterans’ Treatment Court, the Mental Health Court, the Swift & Sure Sanctions Probation Program, Case Evaluation and the Business Court. 

Court Services web page links :

Judicial Aide

Main Office

40 North Main Street, 6th Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5156

The Judicial Aide satellite office

32 Market Street
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043 

Judicial Aide is responsible for collecting money from defendants ordered to repay fees assessed for court-appointed counsel, transcripts, and expert witnesses; working with defendants on payment arrangements and wage assignments; processing requests for information and return of cash bonds; performing financial reviews and making recommendations to the Court at sentencing and hearings; cashiering and remitting restitution funds; and processing income tax garnishments and orders to remit prisoner funds.

Click here to visit the Circuit Court Forms page where you can find all Judicial Aide forms, applications, and fee schedules. 

Friend of the Court

10 North Main Street, 6th Floor (Main Office), 2nd Floor (Check-in)
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5160

The Friend of the Court (FOC) assists the Family Division of the Court. The FOC provides enforcement of Court orders relating to child support, health care, spousal support, parenting time and custody and investigates, evaluates, and submits recommendations to the Court on any contested domestic relations matter. Additionally, the FOC provides alternative dispute resolution opportunities for litigants and the Court.

The Friend of the Court was created by State statute to assist the Court in handling domestic relations cases.

More details on the Friend of the Court are available at Friend of the Court

Research Department and Law Library

40 North Main Street, 6th Floor
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5159

The Research Department provides research and writing as requested by the judges of the Court. The Research Department also provides support for Court Administration, assists in the training of law clerks, operates the Court’s law library, and provides ancillary legal support services as directed.

The James C. Daner Law Library is located on the 13th Floor of the Old County Building at 10 North Main St.  Michigan statutes, case reporters, and other materials are available for public use. Materials cannot be checked out of the law library.  Additionally, Wi-Fi is available in the library for use on your own portable devices. Library hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Juvenile Division

10 North Main St., 8th Floor
Mount Clemens, Michigan 48043 
Phone: (586) 469-5420 

Office Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Juvenile Division handles cases related to juvenile delinquency, juvenile traffic matters, parental abuse/neglect, adoption, emancipations, juvenile guardianships, and parental waivers. The Juvenile Division consists of a legal department, diversion unit, probation department, psychology and counseling unit, adoptions department and clerical services.

More information is available on the Juvenile Division page.

Reimbursement Division

10 N. Main St., 1st Floor
Mt. Clemens, MI 48043
Phone: (586) 469-5258
Office hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Reimbursement Division assists the Juvenile Division in collection of court-ordered assessments and the cost of care and service for youths in juvenile cases. The Reimbursement Division is responsible for interviewing responsible parties, reviewing financial information, preparing recommendations, preparing court orders, show causes, inputting costs, processing payments and reviewing delinquent accounts for further collection action.

Reimbursement Division information Click Here